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New to AMVs

Postby AkliaAMV » Mon May 08, 2017 8:41 am

Hey everyone I am new to the AMV scene. I love watching everyone's creations. You are all so talented!

I would likr to start making AMVs, obviously. I think I am going to start with windows movie maker since I am a beginner. I was just wondering if there were any tips/tricks or tutorial videos out there to help me out.

Many of the videos I have seen assume that I have knowledge of the programs being utilized. I am a total noob, fresh to the AMV craftworld, so I know nothing.

Any replies/help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: New to AMVs

Postby Mol » Mon May 08, 2017 9:43 am

I wouldn't recommend wmm, it's pretty trash program even for starting : P It can get really annoying to do stuff there. Better start Sony vegas, or Magix , Premiere

Wmm is pretty easy to use , but yeah just google what you want.
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Re: New to AMVs

Postby AkliaAMV » Mon May 08, 2017 10:18 am

Thanks for the input, is there one program youd recommend over another?

also, sny recommended sites I should be downloading the anime from?

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Re: New to AMVs

Postby Mol » Mon May 08, 2017 10:47 am

It's mostly personal preference,m so give a shot each program and see which what you like :P. I wouldn't say it matters much since you want to start but sony vegas is more intuitive than Adobe premiere, Magix maybe not : P.

to you other question well google, we don't allow sharing of such sites on forum. I recommend amazon or rightstuf
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Re: New to AMVs

Postby AkliaAMV » Mon May 08, 2017 11:35 am

Thank you so much for your help. I will look into grtting Sony vegas tonight.

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Re: New to AMVs

Postby AkliaAMV » Mon May 08, 2017 11:42 am

Is there a specific version of vegas or any version Will suffice?

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Re: New to AMVs

Postby seasons » Mon May 08, 2017 1:34 pm

Why not try using Windows Movie Maker and just see how you enjoy the experience of making a video?

Like, it's really easy to use and you can focus on your ideas and not get bogged down in the frustrations of using a new program right off the bat. And when you're all finished working on something, if you find that you were frustrated by the limitations of WMM or you want more precision in where you place your cuts or what else you want to do in a video (transitions, effects, etc) then moving on to a more advanced editing suite will make sense and you'll have some more motivation and rationale for doing so.

Some good guides that will lead you to other (free!) tools that you can use:
https://pixelblended.com/amv101/en/
http://amvguide.blogspot.ca/2012/08/introduction.html
https://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/avtech31/

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Re: New to AMVs

Postby DopplerDo » Mon May 08, 2017 11:30 pm

seasons wrote:Why not try using Windows Movie Maker and just see how you enjoy the experience of making a video?


I totally agree with seasons here. I LOVE the Adobe Suite (Premiere, After Effects), but the learning curve would bring Chuck Norris to his knees. Starting off, I would use free editing software and I think getting the hang of it there can pay dividends when you start learning really professional programs.

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Re: New to AMVs

Postby Scintilla » Tue May 09, 2017 7:27 am

I had to use the Windows 7 version of WMM once at work and it seemed really nerfed compared to WMM2.1 for Windows XP (= what a lot of AMVers used to use). It used to be that you could only get as precise as every other frame in WMM; now I don't know if you can even get that.

Have I just not spent enough time with the new version? Is it still suitable for AMV editing?
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Re: New to AMVs

Postby Kireblue » Tue May 09, 2017 7:43 am

Honestly, I'd just recommend using a free trial of Vegas Movie Studio to start off http://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us ... 1c7e006aca . And if you like it, you can buy it cheaper on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Movie-Studi ... vie+studio

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Re: New to AMVs

Postby ngsilver » Tue May 09, 2017 3:37 pm

There is also Davincia Resolve that BlackMagic is giving away for free. It used to be just a color correction tool but now it's a full NLE as well. It's usable and pretty powerful. It's free. Though it has a similar learning curve to Adobe and even Avid really. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/produc ... nciresolve

Honestly, I taught myself Premier and it's really the only NLE I've ever actually really used. I've tried WMM, Vegas, and others and found them hard to get into just as hard as Premier was starting off even if I knew how to use an NLE already. So really it's about what you have access to and what you want to learn on.
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Re: New to AMVs

Postby The_McLaughlin » Wed May 10, 2017 2:30 am

I started with WMM but it's very different to how it is now. I personally do not like the new WMM at all now so I wouldn't suggest WMM. However after I edited with the older version of WMM I went to Sony Vegas which really wasn't that big of a jump. At the same time though I'd say that the super basic stuff of adobe premier, basic cuts and fades really isn't too complex, so if you wanted to go that route I'd disagree with DopplerDo's statement that it's hard to learn. If you can hit i and o for in and out on the segment you want of your clip and drag and drop it from the preview window to the timeline you basically have the basics down. Then as you progress as an editor you pick up other things and don't have to make a bigger jump later on. For me I'd say that adobe premier is closer to how the old WMM was, but that statement wouldn't hold up with what I saw of WMM here recently. Adobe can be expensive though so Sony Vegas would be a cheaper option that wouldn't be too hard to pick up as a beginner. I've only had experience with WMM, Sony Vegas, and Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects though so I can't say much about Magix or any other editors out there, but I know that there are a few other popular ones out there that others use some of which are free or cheaper than Sony Vegas and Premier.


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